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Old January 20, 2008, 11:37 PM
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Default Gigabyte P35C-DS3R

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Also, does it support PCI 2.2 (am completely ignorant about PCI versions and compatibility)

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Old January 21, 2008, 06:43 AM
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I have one with a Quad - see sig. Runs great, needs a fan on the NB cooler though. As for PCI-E 2.2 compatibility, I have no idea too. But I'm running a 8800GT without problems.
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Old January 21, 2008, 07:07 AM
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The new PCIe spec should be compatible with all but the oldest PCIe boards, but will not be able to take advantage of the better bandwidth offered by PCIe 2.

That said.... I haven't been able to find anything on-line suggesting that current cards can use the extra bandwidth offered by PCIe 2 so it's probably a moot point.

For intel chipsets, you have to go with at least the X38 to get PCIe 2.
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Old January 21, 2008, 09:18 AM
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The new PCIe spec should be compatible with all but the oldest PCIe boards, but will not be able to take advantage of the better bandwidth offered by PCIe 2.

That said.... I haven't been able to find anything on-line suggesting that current cards can use the extra bandwidth offered by PCIe 2 so it's probably a moot point.

For intel chipsets, you have to go with at least the X38 to get PCIe 2.
The bandwidth increase was primarily designed to help in scenarios of bus loading like multiple GFX boards, workstation setups etc...

It might be beneficial with the upcoming 2 GPU single slot boards, but no one knows yet.

I've been eyeing this board too - looks like a nice Water cooling candidate for a daily workstation.
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It's a good board package: low price, DDR3 compatibility, 45nm CPU compatibility too. I wanted to invest in a board and not to change it in 2 years. It should be just fine. And it is my daily workstation.

And its She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed's rig too. So it better be stable, 'cause I'll hear about it.
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Thanks guys. But I meant regular PCI, not PCIe. I think all PCI is compatible, and all PCIe is compatible, but they are not compatible with each other. I ask because I got a PCI 2.2 sound card off NCIX (Razor AC-1, bundled with HC-1 headphones for more than half off- seems like a deal) and just realized I had no idea how different PCI connections worked. I know PCIe, because its relevant for vid cards, but I don't have a clue about regular PCI. any advice would be helpful. thanks.
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Thanks guys. But I meant regular PCI, not PCIe. I think all PCI is compatible, and all PCIe is compatible, but they are not compatible with each other. I ask because I got a PCI 2.2 sound card off NCIX (Razor AC-1, bundled with HC-1 headphones for more than half off- seems like a deal) and just realized I had no idea how different PCI connections worked. I know PCIe, because its relevant for vid cards, but I don't have a clue about regular PCI. any advice would be helpful. thanks.
All PCI is but not all PCI-E is.

Some boards that use PCI-E 1.0 or 1.0a won't work with a lot of the new cards.
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That's pretty much what I thought. Thanks.
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